Girls' Development Academy Club Applications

Club Membership Applications for the inaugural 2017-2018 season were due July 1, 2016. Additionally, please find the PDF version of the application as a resource to guide your club during the application process. Applications for the 2018-2019 season will open in the Fall of 2017.

The U.S. Soccer Development Academy Staff has prepared a list of Frequently Asked Questions to better assist clubs, coaches, players and parents interested in the Girls' Development Academy program. The program will feature three combined age groups in the Girls' Development Academy: Under-14/15, Under-16/17 and Under-18/19. For clubs interested in applying for the Girls' Development Academy and want additional information on the program, please sign up to attend a webinar here.

Timeline:

  • May 2, 2016 - Club Applications Open Online
  • May 3 - 19, 2016 - Webinar Information Sessions for Interested Clubs
  • July 1, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. CT - Last day to submit an application. Clubs will be selected on a rolling basis throughout the remainder of the 2016 calendar year
  • September 1, 2017 - Start of the 2017-2018 Girls' Development Academy season
  • Applications for the Girls' Development Academy inagural season closed on July 1, 2016. Applications for the 2018-19 season will open in the fall of 2017

The questions included in the online application will focus on the following areas:

  • Player Pool and Market
  • Player Development Effectiveness (YNT, WNT and Pro Player Production)
  • Staff Leadership, Structure and Qualifications
  • Style of Play and Philosophy
  • Training Environment and Personal Development
  • Facilities and Infrastructure
  • Respect
  • Resources, Fees, Scholarship and Financial Assistance

If you have additional questions, please contact the Development Academy Staff at girlsacademy@ussoccer.org